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Fresh boost for healthcare in Melbourne's east

Monday, May 21, 2018

Healthcare in Melbourne’s east has received a welcome boost with the official opening of Eastern Health’s new Breast and Cancer Centre.

Based at Maroondah Hospital in Ringwood East, the building was officially opened by Victorian Minster for Health and Ambulance Services the Hon Jill Hennessy MP at a special event on Monday.

Eastern Health Executive Director of Clinical Operations Matt Sharp said the opening of the Centre was an important occasion for the eastern region.

“The centre will provide a range of services including breast screening, breast cancer treatment and supportive care services from the one building. For our patients, it will mean less time travelling between sites to have tests or receive treatment. At the same time, they will continue to receive the outstanding care we provide.”

Mr Sharp said the new centre provided a positive environment for patients and staff.

“The centre is spacious, warm and welcoming. It also gives our patients access to state of the art technology to ensure they can receive quality care.”

Highlights of the new centre include:

  • Two ultrasound rooms that will be able to conduct guided biopsies
  • Four medical imaging reading rooms
  • Mammography screening rooms
  • Allied health rooms
  • Consulting rooms
  • A Breast Nurse consulting room
  • A wellness lounge where patients can consider their care in a home like environment

Mr Sharp thanked the State Government and partners BreastScreen for their ongoing support.

“The State Government and BreastScreen have been right behind this project from the beginning. We can’t thank them enough for helping us make this project a reality.  It is only by working together are we able to provide enhanced care for our community.”